Services for Students with Disabilities
January 27, 2020
From: James McCarthy, Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs
It is very important that students be reminded in each of their classes of Baruch College’s commitment to ensuring full access to all programs for all students, including those with disabilities.
Please convey this message early in the semester. This memo includes general information for faculty and a sample script that you may read aloud. Additionally, we are providing a brief statement that you may put on your syllabus or on your Blackboard site.
General Information for Faculty Members
Baruch College’s Student Disability Services (SDS) will meet with any student who has identified as having a disability to determine the need for accommodations or academic adjustments. These accommodations will not conflict with academic standards and are determined on a case by case basis. The student may provide documentation of the disability to Student Disability Services which will determine whether or not accommodation requests are appropriate and reasonable. Students should inform their instructors of their accommodations by sharing their student Accommodation Card which has been issued to the student by SDS. The card has the student’s photo, their first name, their EMPL, and their accommodations listed on it. (Students who prefer an accommodation letter instead of a card should share the letter with the instructor.) If the student informs you that s/he has a disability and is not registered please refer the student to Student Disability Services. If the professor or the department provides accommodations in the classroom, Student Disability Services is available to provide guidance. Please note that students who are pregnant are also entitled to reasonable accommodations: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyhandbook/documents/Pregnant_Parenting_Students.pdf
Faculty who have questions about the reasonable accommodation process for students should consult with Patricia Clarke Fleming, Director for Disability Services. Call (646) 312-4590 or email email@example.com.
Any student who believes that s/he has been discriminated against based on a disability may file a complaint with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed Script for Announcement in Class:
Baruch College has an office dedicated to serving Baruch Students with disabilities. If you identify as an individual with a disability, and you wish to request accommodations or academic adjustments in order to meet the academic requirements of this course, please visit Student Disability Services, Newman Vertical Campus, Room 2-272, or call (646) 312-4590. Being registered with Student Disability Services is confidential, and is not recorded on your Baruch Academic Record.
Possible statement for Syllabus or Blackboard Site:
It is college policy to provide accommodations and academic adjustments for students with disabilities. Any student with a disability who may need accommodations in this class is requested to speak directly to Student Disability Services located in Newman Vertical Campus, Room 2-272 as early in the semester as possible. All discussions will remain confidential.
For additional information: